What is a checkup?
We typically seek semi-regular physical or mental examinations to detect health problems before they become serious. Doctors recommend routine, annual physicals for most anyone in society, housed or unhoused.
We can do the same for our spiritual health by asking ourselves a few questions.
Question 1: Do I love God with all my heart; because he first loves me? Which is stronger, my desire for Earthly gain or the treasures that are mine in Christ? He desires that His peace rule our hearts.
Question 2: Do I love God with all my soul? Do I listen to God telling me who I am? Am I moving away from self-centered desires? Am I becoming more compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient?
Question 3: Do I love God with all my mind? Do I focus on my relationship with His son or do I let me mind wander wherever it wants to go? Do my thoughts lead to problems or solutions? To unity or division? Forgiveness or revenge?
Question 4: Do I love God with all my strength? Am I willing to be seen as weak so that God can show his strength on my behalf?
Answer honestly, privately. This is between you and the Lord. Quiet your mind and reflect on the truth. Let the His peace rule in your hearts.
And as you do, remember Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3-10):
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Always take care of yourself, with Good Health. I was sick mentally and physically and you, Lord, healed me. I was weak and now I am strong.
Once again, Love Always.